The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank - 115 132
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £245 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.25% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £88.75 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+454.68% -17.94%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2591 2242 2809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.18% 91.47% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 885 1035
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 150 103
Average hourly rate £17.00 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the Berkshire region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the Berkshire region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Software Tester
South East

Software Tester
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) QAComplete
2 2 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (50.00%) Toad
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) QADirector
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Toad
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (50.00%) QADirector
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
1 2 (50.00%) QAComplete
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft